VPD responds to homophobic protest in the West End

Jun 12 2020, 11:17 am

Vancouver police were on scene in the city’s West End neighbourhood on Thursday evening as a group of five to six people held an anti-gay protest.

The demonstration took place at┬áDavie and Thurlow around 7 pm, and VPD Const. Tania Visintin told Daily Hive the protest lasted about 30 minutes and contained “homophobic sentiments.”

Police, she said, “were on scene” and were monitoring.

“Public safety is always undoubtedly our top priority,” she added. “Police remained on scene to ensure that was met.”

All the protestors eventually left peacefully and no arrests were made, said Visintin.

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